ERLANGER - Police are seeking anyone who might have seen a man fall to his death from an Interstate 275 overpass early Tuesday in Northern Kentucky.
The body of a man was found at 2:30 a.m. on a ramp from northbound Interstate 71/75 to westbound I-275. A passing motorist found the body.
Erlanger police said a preliminary investigation indicates the man fell from the overpass.
The man's name was being withheld Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call Erlanger Police Lt. Kevin Gilpin at (859) 727-7587.
School bus driver accused of raping child
OWENTON - A school bus driver from Owens County arrested Monday is charged with the rape and sodomy of a juvenile.
Charles Knott, 42, was arrested at the Owens County Schools Bus Garage after health officials informed investigators of the Friday incident, officials say.
State Police Trooper Jonathon Biven would release no information about the child.
The alleged incident is not school-related, he said, but Knott is suspended from driving the bus while the case is under investigation.
Winning names picked for 3 park shelters
TAYLOR MILL - Sunny Acres, Winston Park and Forest Hills are the winning entries in a contest to name the shelters in this city's Pride Park.
Taylor Mill City Commission chose the entries from 32 submitted, City Administrator Jill Bailey said. Residents Steve Oldiges and Brittany Boyle submitted the winning names.
For their efforts, they'll each receive a $100 savings bond.
The winning entries were the names of neighborhoods or communities that became Taylor Mill when the Kenton County city was incorporated in 1957, Bailey said.
Erlanger sidewalk connects 2 schools
ERLANGER - Just in time for the start of a new school year, the city has finished sidewalk improvements benefiting Erlanger-Elsmere Schools students walking to and from Tichenor Middle School and Lloyd High School.
The section of sidewalk is on the east side of Baker Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Erlanger Road, City Administrator Bill Scheyer said.
The project is part of a sidewalk master plan that Erlanger City Council endorsed earlier this month.
The Step Forward, Erlanger Committee has proposed 38 sidewalk projects throughout the city to create a "closed loop'' sidewalk system in the Kenton County suburb of 16,676.
One of the program's goals is to eventually connect all of Erlanger with sidewalks and encourage residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Fort Mitchell weighs street improvements
FORT MITCHELL - Council is expected to approve a sidewalk assessment plan Fridayfor 51 property owners on both sides of Thompson Avenue.
The special meeting will be at 5 p.m. at the city building, 2355 Dixie Hwy.
The sidewalk will be built along the southern side and the work will be done in two phases, with the first phase starting about Sept. 13 and finished by winter, said City Administrator Bill Goetz. The second part will start during next year's construction season.
The city is covering 25 percent of that project's $31,279 cost.
Because there is no existing sidewalk, property owners will be assessed 75 percent, for a total of $23,459, or $460 per household, Goetz said.
Council also will replace sidewalks along the eastern side of Brice Avenue with money from the city's general fund. The Brice Avenue project will be done at the start of next year's construction season.
The sidewalk improvements are being done as part of an $800,000 to $850,000 reconstruction of the two streets. The street improvements will be covered with about $300,000 from the city's street tax and the rest will come out of the general fund.
Child care centers hold open enrollment
COVINGTON - Children Inc. is holding open enrollment at its child care centers for ages 2 through kindergarten.
All Children Inc. early education and child care facilities are close to downtown Covington and Cincinnati and less than two miles from Interstate 75. Tuition assistance programs are available for qualifying families.
The program offers literacy-rich environments, a focus on social and emotional development and an art-enriched curriculum to prepare children to excel in elementary school.
Call (859) 431-2075 to schedule a tour or visit www.childreninc.org for information.
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